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Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer indicate a 141.9% increase in population under working age, a 410.8% increase in population of retirement age, and a 137.4% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of Rockhampton Regional Council is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 42539.06378.91,0788.4+825
5 to 92398.55908.21,0258.0+785
10 to 142398.55417.59567.5+717
15 to 191706.04746.68526.6+683
20 to 242428.64536.37906.2+548
25 to 292288.14626.47766.1+548
30 to 341645.85417.58546.7+690
35 to 392067.35477.68957.0+689
40 to 442107.45237.39127.1+702
45 to 492177.74786.78666.8+649
50 to 542077.34025.67716.0+564
55 to 591886.73735.26815.3+493
60 to 64913.23124.35624.4+471
65 to 69642.32663.74913.8+427
70 to 74552.01862.64183.3+363
75 to 79230.81381.93372.6+314
80 to 84130.41071.52391.9+227
85 and over120.41562.23192.5+307
Total persons2,818100.07,185100.012,821100.0+10,003

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 319 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 239 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 337 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 418 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 491 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 562 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 681 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 771 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 866 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 912 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 895 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 854 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 776 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 790 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 852 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 956 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 1,025 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 1,078 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 156 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 107 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 138 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 186 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 266 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 312 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 373 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 402 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 478 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 523 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 547 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 541 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 462 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 453 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 474 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 541 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 590 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 637 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 12 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 13 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 23 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 55 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 64 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 91 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 188 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 207 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 217 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 210 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 206 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 164 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 228 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 242 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 170 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 239 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 239 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 253
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 163 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 132 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 199 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 232 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 225 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 250 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 308 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 369 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 388 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 389 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 348 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 313 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 314 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 337 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 378 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 414 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 435 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 441 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: 144 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: 95 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: 114 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 131 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 202 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 222 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 185 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 195 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 261 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: 313 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: 342 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: 378 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 234 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 210 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 305 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 303 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: 350 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: 383
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer was ages 0 to 4, which accounted for 9.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 0 to 4, which is expected to increase by 383 and account for 8.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 0 to 4 years, with a total of 637 persons.

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